Friday, July 01, 2011

June 2011: Book Buying

Somehow, I managed to practice a little restraint this month.  I bought 2 books:

1. The Victoria Vanishes - Christopher Fowler.  A mystery.  A Bookleaves book group pick.  I don't know why I bought it.  I don't care for mysteries and I didn't think I would make it to the meeting.  I read the first chapter.  That's it for me.  I'll see if this book can find some love among my friends, neighbors and co-workers.

2. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House - Jon Meacham.  I've been circling this book for months.  Suddenly, one of The Spawn's friends popped up online to announce that he was selling some books for 5,000 apiece (approximately $4.60).  I moved swiftly, then was glad I did.  Hardcover copy!

I don't think I can behave myself in July.  Two things:
1. I'm vacationing in the USA.
2. I really want an e-reader.


Carrie#K said...

You have to buy books in the USA. Book stores are vanishing.

I'll remain silent on the eReader. :)

I read recently that most people who like mysteries really like solutions. I like solutions.

Kathleen said...

You showed much more restraint than I did recently! I broke down and bought an eReader 2 years ago when I was facing a long trip to Europe and couldn't bring a suitcase of books. If you do decide to buy one I don't think you will be sorry.

Eva said...

Enjoy your vacation! And treat yourself to as many books as you want. ;) I love my Nook, but I don't know if you can buy books directly overseas w it.

fantsmacle said...

As a fellow reader I advise you to go crazy at the bookstore.

B said...

Wow that is restraint, Bybee. Good work.

I'm on a 60 book buying ban myself. I've gone 37 days so far. Not sure how much longer I will last though.